Hollywood actress Debra Messing has declared that President Trump “owns every death” from the Chinese coronavirus, following reports that the U.S. Army warned that up to 150,000 people might die as a result of the outbreak.
On Thursday, The Daily Beast published unclassified documents from the U.S. Army to the White House warning that in the worse-case scenario, up to 80 million people could be infected with the virus, up to 500,000 could require hospitalization, and that as many as 150,000 people could die.
Triggered by the story, Messing immediately accused the president of doing “nothing.”
“HE. FUCKING. KNEW. 150,000 Americans DEAD,” she said. “And he did NOTHING. #TrumpOwnsEveryDeath.”
Last month, the Will & Grace star also shared a deceptively edited video of President Trump dismissing the coronavirus as a “hoax,” suggesting that many of his supporters would die as a result of his lying. In reality, the president used the word “hoax” during a campaign rally to describe the Democrats’ attempts to politicize the pandemic.
“LIAR-IN-CHIEF. #Maga have been unmoved by the 16500 lies 45 has made since elected,” the actress said at the time. “Now that innumerable people (including MAGA) will die, because of his lies and inaction, I wonder if MAGA will recognize that 45 must be voted out?”
In February, the 51-year-old star also declared that Trump “puts Americans in mortal danger” alongside a two-year-old Washington Post article about proposed budget cuts to the Center for Disease Control that never came to fruition.